Making mushroom girls! - Trying out MeinaMix model checkpoint for Stable Diffusion. Many beautiful results.
I downloaded a new SD checkpoint yesterday called MeinaMix. I think it has the best anime results I've gotten so far on Stable Diffusion. I have tried PastelMix, Kenshi, AbyssOrangeMix3 (this one reminds me of an improved PastelMix). They all produce great images but none are as good as MeinaMix for concept art type illustrations, especially regarding high-quality ambiance, lighting and facial qualities.
The generation of mushroom girls
Not the easiest task. It took me over half an hour to even get something of decent quality. If careless and without position prompting (full-body, close-up, etc.), as well as high-res fix (I can explain in a more technical post later), there is no face visible, everything is too small, distorted and simply bad/unusable.
After realizing what I needed to do, it took me 40 more minutes to get to good results by engineering toward my goal. Most images either didn't have the proper shroomie hat, or they were too undressed (some will say 'no such thing' lol), had wrong body features, had inconsistent floating objects, etc., but this one is good. AI art may be faster than traditional art, but it still takes a lot of effort to get what you want if it's complex and you're demanding.
I made dozens upon dozens of full-body pictures, maybe even over a hundred, because these were the base prompt, and my initial goal.
The following image is my absolute favorite from all the far-away full-body shroomie prompts. I'm sure I could perfect things, but this is good enough for a "test" run (lasting over 2 hours).
Having praised this model so much, I couldn't leave after posting a poor-quality face. If the face is distant, I think all models will have trouble with it. I decided to make some close-ups to give the model a chance to output some high-quality faces to show off.
Normal face, medieval hat, shrooms in hand
Even closer, lacy hat made of shrooms
I'm 99% sure the painting style & bright yellow features are courtesy of WLOP. It's very similar in style to his. (link to a piece that showcases his typical earrings)
I LOVE these clothes and colors, sadly no shrooms
And what would a shroomgirl post be without a proper shroom hat.
Conclusion & Inspiration
Overall, I'm very satisfied with MeinaMix and I'm sure I'll be using it for some of my image creations on Stable Diffusion. I'll make a couple of more technical posts later explaining how/when/what/why I use Stable Diffusion.
I was very inspired by the following post:
recently I testing out different prompts and exploring various styles and decided to play around and see what kind of creations I could come up with.
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